Thats pretty good trans, my question is how drunk were you when you changed the water pump?
Had a wierd one also. 4 cyl Pinto, Boss gave me the job cause the heavy line department couldn't find the problem. At the time, I worked trucks, what do I know about 4 cylinders. Drive it and overheats, stop and it cools right down, start to move and overheats, stop and cools down. All right, this is enough, getting tired getting in and out of the thing. Engine idling, OK. PUSH the car and it overheats. This is Bull S**t!!! I found the problem, someone left a ground wire or as we call it in aircraft, a bonding wire, from the cylinder head to the firewall disconnected. Thats back in the 80's, to this day I have never had anyone tell me, so I could understand, WHY! OK, thats my story, its your turn. Say, lets start a section "swapping stories".